Looking to play a role in helping protect Connecticut's environment?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity with DEEP!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
Within the Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), our mission is to work together for the restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut’s water and land resources for current and future generations. With this in mind, we are currently looking to hire three Supervising Environmental Analysts in the Remediation Division.
Each position is responsible for directing, supervising, and administering the day-to-day operations of the Division's: North West District; South Central District; and, Coordination and Support.
The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.
This is a 35 hour per week, Monday – Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm (flexible), with some weekend and evening work required to attend public meetings or events. A hybrid work schedule is available.
The specific position duties include, but are not limited to:
This is a full time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday position with an option for telework some portion of the week. Some night and weekend work and travel are expected.
- Supervise the administration and implementation of Property Transfer Act, Voluntary Remediation, RCRA, Superfund, Brownfield, Pollution Abatement Order issuance.
- Oversee site investigations in accordance with prevailing standards and guidelines, and remediation of pollution in accordance with the Remediation Standard Regulations.
- Supervise the administration and implementation of the Potable Water, Significant Environmental Hazard and environmental remediation permitting programs.
- Supervise the administration and implementation of the License Environmental Professional audit program and other Remediation Division compliance efforts.
- Supervise the administration and implementation of emerging chemical initiatives and
- Division support functions such as information/document/data management.
- Supervise Remediation Division intra/inter department support/coordination efforts concerning site investigation and remediation, public outreach/education and implementation of DEEP goals.
- Supervise development and implementation of Remediation Division succession planning and staff training.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
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This is an Open to the Public, competitive position.
Before you apply, make note of the following:
Important information for after you apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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- Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising a section engaged in environmental analyses and evaluations and coordinating intra- and interagency efforts in state and regional planning and policy development projects.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for supervising a section engaged in environmental analyses and evaluations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises a section engaged in development and implementation of departmental, local or statewide environmental plans and programs; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; supervises review and analysis of proposed and existing projects and legislation for environmental impact, consistency with policies and plans and economic benefits and costs; oversees preparation of environmental impact statements; directs administration of state and federal program budgets; supervises and coordinates special planning studies; identifies and describes state environmental goals and special problem topics; monitors and testifies at hearings; supervises and cooperates with consultants in project development; serves as agency representative at public and committee hearings and conferences; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; considerable knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; knowledge of statistics; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret technical data; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in an advanced working/working lead level capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Environmental Analyst 3.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field, including but not limited to biological, earth or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
Note: Education may only be substituted for a total of five (5) years.
- Experience managing environmental project workflow, defining expectations, establishing measurable goals, establishing priorities, and coordinating activities;
- Experience implementing environmental cleanup projects under one or more programs administered by DEEP Remediation Division, and applying the Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations;
- Experience negotiating settlements on environmental enforcement projects;
- Experience mentoring staff;
- Experience developing and implementing procedures to improve efficiency and quality of service, while improving environmental results;
- Experience communicating technical information to regulated community, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the general public;
- Experience applying prevailing standards, guidelines, principles and practices of environmental cleanup;
- Experience with conflict resolution in a work setting.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.